Trojans Take 16th At Paul Short Invitational

Trojans Take 16th At Paul Short Invitational

Bethlehem, Pa. - The University of Mount Olive men's cross country team finished 16th as a team in a field of 41 teams that included several Division I schools at the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa. 

Location: Bethlehem, Pa.


Men's 8k      
Name Time Team Score Event Finish
Jacob Gonzalez 25:15 47 47
Alexandre Durand 25:21 58 59
Tai Smith 25:28 72 74
Jereamy Hall 26:04 163 173
Jacob Willis 26:13 182 194
Daniel Francken 26:14 184 196
Christopher Perez-Mondragon 26:25 208 227












  • Sophomore Jacob Gonzalez was the highest placing Trojan as he finished 47 with a time of 25:15.

  • Coming in just six seconds after his teammate was Alexandre Durand who finished 59th overall and scoring 58 team points.

  • Tai Smith was the last Trojan to finish in the top-100 as he came in 74th with a time of 25:28.

  • Jereamy Hall, Jacob Willis, Daniel Francken and Christopher Perez-Mondragon rounded out the Trojan runners finishing in 173rd, 194th, 196th, and 227th.

  • The Trojans finished 16th ahead numerous Division I schools that included Lehigh, UConn, Richmond, East Carolina, Richmond, Penn, American, Florida Gulf Coast, UMBO, Albany, High Point, Marshall and Hofstra.


Mount Olive is back in action in a few weeks as they travel to Charlotte, N.C., for the Royal Cross Country Challenge at Queens University on October 12.